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2013 media Dec. 31st, 2013 @ 10:12 pm
I guess I don't really use this journal for much else, but I do like tracking what I watch and play!

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2012 media Dec. 31st, 2012 @ 04:51 pm
Third time's the charm! As you'll recall, this list doesn't include anime and manga, which I already track over at MAL, books, which I track over at Goodreads, or flash games I play for free online.

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2011 in review Jan. 7th, 2012 @ 05:23 pm
So, over the past year, I've read 75 books (not counting manga), watched 44 movies and 27 shows/seasons of shows (not counting anime), and played at least bits of 27 games.

For books, I think my favorite nonfiction was The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson (though OMG it was so long), and my favorite fiction was Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic. My favorite documentary was The Interrupters (though There Once Was an Island is a close second), and my favorite movie was Winter's Bone. My favorite TV show... well my favorite in terms of enjoyment was definitely You're Beautiful, but as for what I thought was the best, it's a tie between Joseon X-Files and Luther. My favorite game was Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. It's harder to do anime/manga, since AFAICT MAL doesn't give you nice yearlong summaries, but my favorite anime was probably Natsume Yuujinchou (all three seasons, I guess, since I mainlined them) and my favorite manga was Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Gin no Saji, (though it would probably be Vinland Saga if we got more than 20 pages every other month).

I wrote 4 fics this year: The Makka (AtLA, Katara and Aang), Penguin Cafe (Mawaru Penguindrum, Shouma and Ringo), Unshackled (ArchAndroid, OFC and Cindi Mayweather), and little we know of it (Revenge, Emily/Nolan). I'd still like to spin the AtLA fic out into a longer series, but I don't know if I'll get around to it or not. And I've been thinking about writing one about the Fairy Tail characters as kids... we'll see.

I wrote a Nanowrimo novel as well: Opener of Ways. It's... well, it's definitely a first draft! I am working on revising it, though.

And that's about it, I guess. I never really have too much to say here, but I do want to try to post more than I have been.
mood: happyhappy

2011 Media Dec. 31st, 2011 @ 05:15 pm
I enjoyed doing this last year, so I figure I'll do it this year too :) Again, this list doesn't include anime and manga, which I already track over at MAL, books, which I track over at Goodreads, or flash games I play for free online.

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Nanowrimo Day 30 Nov. 30th, 2011 @ 06:32 pm
Finished! It's been really fun; I can see ways that I've improved as compared to last year, and though this is still a very, very first draft, I had a much better idea of what I was doing and I think it's stronger in a lot of ways.

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I've had a good Thanksgiving, though obviously it hasn't been too beneficial to my Nano wordcount.

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» Kaleidoscope recs
I think I might have won Kaleidoscope this year. No, seriously. I got two really amazing fics, and I love them both unconditionally.

Fifty Years in the Virtuous City is based on the short story Sultana's Dream, about a utopia where women become the rulers, and of course set everything to rights :) I was especially interested in the two Lady Principals of the country's two great universities, and I basically got the perfect fic for them that was more than I ever imagined. I think I left a more articulate comment on the story itself, but omg the worldbuilding, and the two women and their decades-long relationship, and the building of the country, and the science!! Basically everything about it was perfect and you all need to read it.

And I got a treat, too! This was for The Interview for the webseries The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and I don't know who the author is, but she got J's voice (and awkwardness) so pitch-perfect! I love how you can see foreshadowing of all the ridiculous events coming down the line, and the ending is golden. This fic really feels like an extension of the series to me, and I loved it a lot.

There were a lot of other really great stories posted, so more recs under the cut! Consider this very non-exhaustive; I haven't managed to read everything yet.

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And... that's about it, I guess.
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